The Brickyard 400 will run Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis without one of NASCAR’s most important elder statesman.
After testing positive for COVID-19, Jimmy Johnson pulled out of the race. He will be replaced by Justin Allgaier.
Elsewhere, though, it should be business as usual as the NASCAR season continues to heat up. Two-time Brickyard winner Kyle Busch will try to bounce back from his DNF at Pocono last weekend, and Denny Hamlin will try to continue his positive momentum.
Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at the Brickyard. Follow below for complete results from Indianapolis.
NASCAR at Indianapolis live race updates, highlights from the Brickyard 400
3:52 p.m.: A reminder that it won’t be Jimmy in the 48.
3:40 p.m.: Kurt Busch’s wife, Ashley Busch, had a banner flown over the venue to celebrate Busch’s 700th career start. Alex Bowman, who shares her initials, responded with a joke.
What time does the NASCAR race start today?
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis will wave shortly after 4 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.
Sunday’s Brickyard 400 was moved back to 4 p.m. ET rather than 3:30 p.m. ET as originally scheduled. The race is scheduled for 160 laps around the 2.5 mile oval with stage lengths of 50, 50 and 60 laps.
The later start time is notable, because Indianapolis Motor Speedway does not have lights in the event Sunday’s race is delayed by weather.
NASCAR starting lineup at Indianapolis
Here are the results of Thursday’s draw for the starting lineup in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
|1||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|2||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|3||Alex Bowman||88||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||Justin Allgaier*||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|6||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|8||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|9||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|10||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|11||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|12||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|13||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|15||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|16||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|17||Bubba Wallace||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|18||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|19||John Hunter Nemechek||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|20||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|21||Matt Kenseth||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|22||Clint Bowyer||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|23||Erik Jones||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|24||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|25||Joey Gase||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|26||Brennan Poole||15||Premium Motorsports|
|27||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|28||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|29||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|30||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|31||Corey LaJoie||32||Go Fas Racing|
|32||Ross Chastain||77||Spire Motorsports|
|33||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|34||JJ Yeley||27||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Christopher Bell||95||Leavine Family Racing|
|36||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|37||Daniel Suarez||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|38||Timmy Hill||66||Motorsports Business Management|
|39||Johs Bilicki||7||Tommy Baldwin Racing|
|40||BJ McLeod||78||BJ McLeod Motorsports|
* Allgaier is driving in place of Jimmie Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Published at Sun, 05 Jul 2020 19:00:57 +0000